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September 12, 2005

New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina reveals a decimated Gulf Coast, from New Orleans to Pensacola, with the devastation extending inland for hundreds of miles. The city of New Orleans was pounded and flooded by Katrina, then sacked and pillages by deracinated mobs of miscegenated youth.

In 2004, I took time off and Tammy and her family were kind enough to put me up, allowing me to wander through the city taking pictures; trying to capture the essence of the city I'd lived in exactly 20 years before. So, in response to the shocking, visceral images the media crews are peddling - endless scenes of criminals wading down Canal Street carrying armloads of stolen tennis shoes and cameras - I present New Orleans as I remember it.

These photographs were taken in February and May of 2004 in the city of New Orleans, and in various swamps surrounding the city. These images were captured using a Konica Minolta Dimage Z1, in a 4:3 aspect ratio. All images were shot in natural light and have not been retouched or edited in any manner.

This slideshow is an 11 Meg self-playing executable named no.exe created using Imagematics StillMotion PE Plus. The soundtrack is In The Waiting Line by Zero 7 from the Garden State soundtrack. Click here to download the presentation. If you have an Apple, click here to download the Macromedia Flash version. Click here if you need help.

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Posted by Peenie Wallie on September 12, 2005 at 09:24 PM


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